Tenby Museum Birthday Celebrations!!!!!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

On Sunday 22 July the bandstand on Castle Hill will be the setting for a bubbling fiesta of activities to celebrate Tenby Museum and Art Gallery’s 140th anniversary. Jazz, Prosecco and Strawberries is being run by the Friends of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery and will give everyone the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of […]

Tenby Museum achieves Full Accreditation for the third time

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Tenby has once again been awarded Full Accreditation status by Arts Council England/MALD. The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally set standards for museums in the UK and defines good practice, identifies agreed standards and helps guide museums to be the best they can be for current and future users.  It allows museums and governing bodies to […]

Seaside Entertainments Exhibition Opens at the Museum

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

This week saw the opening of the new exhibition at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery.  The exhibition focuses on seaside entertainment for Victorian times and takes in bathing machines, saucy postcards, promenades, piers, the circus, theatres, cinemas and drink!  The fun-filled exhibition is written as a series of postcards and also includes other more detailed […]

Castle Hill Guided Walk

Posted by on Jul 7, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

With such glorious weather, what better idea than to celebrate the colours and scents of the natural world?  Well now is your opportunity.  On Thursday 12 July botanist, PCNPA and Tenby Museum volunteer Vicky Tomlinson will be leading a guided walk around Castle Hill.  Vicky will describe the social and natural history of the area […]

Tenby’s RNLI Storm Barometer

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The storm barometer on display at Tenby Museum is one of a series of two hundred distributed around the country by the RNLI between 1860 and 1900.  They were provided for the fishing and seafaring population.  No. 11 is the series was presented to Tenby in 1861 by Charles Allen, a local benefactor.  It was […]

Tenby Museum and the #YearoftheSea

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

“The remarkable purity and clearness of the water, its entire freedom from mud and the firmness and gradual descent of the sands, render Tenby peculiarly desirable as a bathing place” Richard Mason, 1864 The sea has always played an important role in the story of Tenby. The Welsh name for Tenby is Dinbych-y-Pysgod, which translates […]

Listen very carefully – A Talk on Spy Films is coming

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Blog, Forthcoming Events | No Comments

Tenby Museum is fortunate to have the acknowledged expert on spy movies giving a talk at the museum on Friday 20 July. Film historian Richard Rhys Davies is the author of The International Spy Guide 1945 – 1989, a book described by Anthony Horowitz (who is widely published and the author of the James Bond novel Trigger […]

Happy Birthday, Gwen John!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Today marks the 142nd anniversary of the artist Gwen John’s birth. She was born Gwendoline Mary John in Haverfordwest, the second of four children to Edwin and Augusta John, with Thornton being the eldest, Augustus born in 1878 and Winifred a year later.  She and Augustus inherited their artistic talents from their mother, who encouraged […]

Prehistoric Ox Horns

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

It sometimes amazes me what artefacts we have here in Tenby Museum. Only recently I was browsing through the substantial archaeological collections on the hunt for some finds from Hoyle’s Mouth Cave and came across these wonderful prehistoric horn cores of a great wild ox.  Research into the documentation system revealed that these were found […]

Augustus John palette on loan

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

 This palette was used by artist Augustus John (born in Tenby in 1878) whilst he had a studio at 33 Tite Street in Chelsea between 1940 and 1950. The premises had previously been used by artists James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. When Oscar Wilde witnessed actress Ellen Terry emerge from a carriage dressed […]